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Holiday Lodge Bed & Breakfast & Cabins
Ranked #8 of 28 Banff B&B and Inns
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Great value for money in an otherwise massively overpriced town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

OK, so the B&B might look a bit dated, but it adds to its character and if you pair it with a friendly and helpful hostess (thanks for the hiking tips!), it just earns itself this extra star rating. We had a room in the main house (with private external bathroom) which was clean and comfortable. No TV, but free wireless is available in the room.

All in all, we found Banff to be a complete rip-off so getting a room in such a cheap and welcoming place right in the centre of the town seemed like a quite a miracle. A real gem for those travelling on a budget!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

My wife and young son (1yo) stayed here in late August 2013. We stayed in one of the cabins which we found to be comfortable and adequate although slightly smaller than we expected. The location was excellent, being very close to the town centre and an easy walk to the shops and restaurants of Banff. The host was very welcoming and we had a lovely breakfast in the main house. We would definately stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Edmonton, Alberta
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

My friend and I stayed here on a girls' trip in July 2013. The lodge was easy to book and close to everything. We stayed in one of the cabins and it was ideal for the two of us, very quaint and cute. It's not exactly luxurious but has everything you need, and the owner is very accommodating. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone...plus the price is right! You can't go wrong!
The only con: no air conditioning

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Paris, France
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108 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

I stayed there for two nights in September.
I had one of the two rooms in the house itself located on the 1st floor. One of the room is larger with a larger outside bathroom, and mine was the smaller one with the smaller outside bathroom.
It was nice and had a very homey feeling.
The owner is a great person and I think she is the only owner I have ever met in a B&B that like to speak and share so much with her guests and she really treats us as guests. She knows the park very well and is of very good counsel (plus she had tons of guides too read).
She does a great breakfast and her muffins are just delicious. I should have asked the recipe before leaving.
The house is very well located, just minute by feet from the city center and all the shopping areas.
Please note due to the train not being far, ear plugs are a must in the whole city as it is quite noisy at night and early morning!
PS2: The only low point is that the rooms in the house do not have a tv so if you want to watch tv you have to go downstairs which I really do not like to do after a long day of travel.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Coquitlam, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

Karin's B & B is similar to going home - warm and welcoming! I have stayed here on numerous occasions and would highly recommend for location, price and overall atmosphere. While not new or large, the facilities are extremely clean and the food is delicious and homemade! Karin encourages guests to use the sitting room, make a cup of tea, watch tv or visit with other guests.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Vacaville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

This is real vintage charm. This is an old (1920's?) house with vintage bathrooms and squeaky floors. We loved it. It is centrally located within walking distance of downtown, and we were easily able to walk to the Fairmont for brunch and the river walk as well.

Karin is a lovely hostess, and made a fabulous breakfast of fresh peach waffles and fruit salad. She also took lots of time giving us a map and recommendations of where to go hiking and sight-seeing. The place is immaculately clean. The only downsides to the whole place was the very steep staircase with narrow stairs, which made it difficult to bring luggage up to the room. So I recommend limiting the number of suitcases you take upstairs! Also, though we had our own bathroom, it is not attached to the room (it is next door). They do provide a robe to dash from bedroom to bath if you need it.

There is parking in the back. We didn't get to see the cabins, but we would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Scawton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

I was struggling to find a hotel in Banff for the fri/sat and those that were there seemed to think they could just charge what they wanted!! Found this place through a friend and Karin the owner was great in finding me a room for two nights. In a great location, and as stated by others a little dated, but that was fine. The breakfast was exceptional, fresh fruit,bread baked goods and much more. Great value for a town that is usually so overpriced.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Holiday Lodge Bed & Breakfast & Cabins
Address: 311 Marten Street | PO Box 1417, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
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Ranked #8 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Banff
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Number of rooms: 6
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